Green Gardening Greenock

A large part of sustainability and going green involves the outdoors. If you are interested in saving money, going green, and eating the freshest fruits and vegetables around, keep reading to learn all about organic gardening.
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Organic Lawn Care Products and Methods Greenock

Here's a short guide to organic lawn care products which will help keep your organic lawn in tip top shape. It would be nice to think you can leave your lawn to its own devices and let nature take its course.

Garden Netting Options Greenock

If you are going to be growing anything more than a few salad vegetables on your patio, you are probably going to need some netting. Netting offers us some protection against the depredations of birds and insects and even mammals.

How to Grow Potatoes for a Tasty, Organic Crop Greenock

Potatoes are one of the easiest starter crops for the novice gardener. Read on and get more information.

Growing Apple Trees Greenock

Apple trees need to have another apple tree nearby flowering at the same time so that pollination can occur.

Compost Barrel vs. Compost Turner Greenock

There are lots of designs on the market to choose from. Below I review the main types available for domestic use. If you are interested in product reviews I am adding them at the bottom of the page below.

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An Easy Cold Frame Design for Green Gardening Greenock

A good, simple cold frame design is one which is easy to make and easy to use. Having a cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season for your home grown crops.

Beans for Bumper Crops Greenock

Beans are ridiculously easy to grow and provide a nutritious and tasty crop. They provide useful amounts of vitamins A, C and E, as well as niacin and iron. Here's how to grow some of the common types.

Best Buy Greenhouse for Home Gardening Greenock

There are many good designs but the best tend to be the simple traditional pent-roofed and apex types and geodesic domes. A pent roof is suitable for lean-to greenhouses. An apex roof (like the roof of a standard house) is good for stand alone greenhouses.

Choosing an Outdoor Shed for Your Garden Greenock

A garden shed is an asset in any garden bigger than a postage stamp. You can not only store your tool but keep your garden furniture and garden toys out of harm's way during the winter. You can store plant pots and unused greenhouse accessories and keep them in good condition until needed.

Compost Barrel vs. Compost Turner Greenock

There are lots of designs on the market to choose from. Below I review the main types available for domestic use. If you are interested in product reviews I am adding them at the bottom of the page below.

Designing a Container Garden Greenock

A container garden is just a group of containers or planters, usually of different sizes, potted with a variety of plants such as flowers, herbs and even fruit. Designing a container garden can involve the use of recycled items such as old chimney pots or wheelbarrows that have finished their useful life.

Fruit Tree Orchards and Community Growers Greenock

Even if you do already have your own, it's good to be a bit involved with community initiatives, too. You can share skills with others, both teaching and learning some. You may even find there is one near you, right now. You may find that you can learn about fruit tree care and fruit tree planting in a friendly neighbourhood orchard or community garden.

Garden Netting Options Greenock

If you are going to be growing anything more than a few salad vegetables on your patio, you are probably going to need some netting. Netting offers us some protection against the depredations of birds and insects and even mammals.

Growing Apple Trees Greenock

Apple trees need to have another apple tree nearby flowering at the same time so that pollination can occur.

Growing Herbs Indoors and Out Greenock

Many herbs also have therapeutic properties which make them ideal natural remedies. For example, mint is a "digestive", that is, it aids digestion and thyme has anti-bacterial qualities. Health herbs are to be found amongst many of the common herbs in gardens. Simple herbal remedies can be made from herbs grown at home.

How to Grow Lettuce Greenock

Growing lettuces from seed on a window sill or in a greenhouse is easier than starting them off in the garden. That way they don’t have to compete with weed seeds and the slugs can't get them.

How to Grow Potatoes for a Tasty, Organic Crop Greenock

Potatoes are one of the easiest starter crops for the novice gardener. Read on and get more information.

How to Grow Raspberries at Home Greenock

Raspberries have some seriously good health-giving properties. They are full of phytonutrients which protect our bodies against free-radical damage. One, which has been researched in some detail is ellagic acid. It acts as an anti-oxidant, as does vitamin C, another constituent.

How to Grow Watercress Greenock

Wild watercress growing in streams may or may not be safe and finding out can be difficult. To ensure a safe supply of watercress, it's best to buy it or grow it. If you do eat watercress from ponds or streams, it is safest to cook it thoroughly.

How to Make Compost for Your Green Garden Greenock

Making your own compost is a great way to become more environmentally friendly in your lifestyle. If you care about green living, give it a try, even if you only do the easy version!

Identifying Weeds - An Easy Guide to Some Common Ones with Images Greenock

Weeding is one of those perennial tasks which does not go away - even if your garden is run according to the best management principles. Read on and get more information.

Organic Gardening Compost is the Perfect Food for Healthy Plants Greenock

A good quality organic gardening compost is at the heart of a healthy organic garden. Getting hold of the good stuff! Here are some tips on how to acquire good quality compost, what to look out for in a compost and how to use it effectively.

Organic Lawn Care Products and Methods Greenock

Here's a short guide to organic lawn care products which will help keep your organic lawn in tip top shape. It would be nice to think you can leave your lawn to its own devices and let nature take its course.

Planting Garlic for a Good Home Supply Greenock

Garlic planting is not especially tricky and garlic does not occupy very much space so those are perhaps more good reasons to plant some for home growing.

Sprouting Seed - An Organic Addition to Your Green Kitchen Greenock

Sprouting your own foods from seeds and grains is an easy way to obtain some cheap - or even free - food. Now that the "credit crunch" appears to be here to stay many people may find this a valuable way of adding some good nutrition to the family table without straining the budget.
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